Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Raven challenge 90

Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
Words for this week's 10-word challenge are: love is a many splendored thing, trucks, inspector, symbols, rising, organic, liberation, costly, smug, naughty

And for the mini: the nature of the beast, identical, charcoal, braggart, vacation

The words, love is a many splendored thing, were heard by all of Hal's neighbors as he sang while showering. Hal was a truck driver for many years, a truck driver who had not known a love like this. This inspector who turned his life up side down. She had stopped his truck for a routine inspection of the organic grown crop he was hauling. He believed in the movement. Liberation from the use of pesticides. True they were a bit more costly,but to save the planet well worth it. He had pleated his case, but felt his temper rising as she found points of criticism. His truck was not in trouble, his argument was. She laughed at the symbols of peace, smug in her stance. With such different political views, he thought his pass at her would not be accepted. It turned out that the traditional inspector had a naughty side. Hal did not care what his neighbors thought, they could get ear muffs, he was in love.

Lucky howled and howled. The neighbor Hal was singing love is a many splendored thing. He was being tortured, tied up to his dog house having to listen to that noise. Ah here comes Joe his pack leader carrying a bag of charcoal he put into the trunk of the car. They were going on vacation. Lucky wanted liberation. It was the nature of the beast to want to chase cars and trucks. He was not being naughty. Then it came by, a symbol of every thing good, a small ringing bell. The truck stopped and out from the neighborhood houses ran children of all shapes and sizes. Lucky knew what they wanted because Joe would take him, and together they would share ice cream. He pulled with all his might, and suddenly he was free. he rushed toward the truck, barking in his excitement. One small human was holding up her cone, Lucky made a quick grab, and off he ran with his goody leaving a screaming child. The Olson boy, who was a braggart shouted,"I will get him. I am the best dog catcher in the world."
Lucky quickly made distance between him and the pack chasing him. The park was the perfect place to head into. Through the organic grown flowers, and grasses, he was having a good time then the noise was rising and the crowd was surrounding him. Joe had his leash out in front, and Hal's friend the inspector lady , and Hal were in the back. The leash went around his neck none to gently. Joe was shouting something about being costly. He heard the meows of the identical twin tabby cats with their smug looks sitting by the fence. Next time he would make their world exciting.


quilly said...

A naughty inspector and a runaway dog -- your stories were lively this week!

I miss Sandy & her penguin.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful stories my friend. Well written. Let's hear it for the insepctor...Lucky Hal :)

DawnTreader said...

Oh good stories and I like how they connect to each other.

I have moved my ongoing story to a new blog from this week http://wordlyefforts.blogspot.com

Nessa said...

Oh the things we do for love. Fun stories as always.

Silly Saturday #7 - Charm or Chores?

Melli said...

Betty -- you had me SCARED for a minute! I really thought you were going "kinky" on me! ROFL! But these were two CUTE stories - those kitties better WATCH OUT!

Raven said...

Love and puppy adventures! Great work.

Reston Friends! said...

Poor Lucky -- those mean cats! I can't wait to see what he does to "make their world exciting!"

Argent said...

"they could get ear muffs, he was in love" - Classic!
Really enjoyed Lucky's adventure - will we get more of him?

Akelamalu said...

A naughty inspector and a naughty dog! I loved the way you intertwined the two stories Betty :)

Melli said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. That flu can be UGLY!

Danny Boy said...

All I have to say is wow! I don't know where you draw your inspiration from but that was brlliant.